| November 6, 2018
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries. The SDGs recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change.
| November 5, 2018
A little attention to the material being used and thrown away during the festival can contribute a lot to a cleaner Diwali that utlises resources effectively.
| October 31, 2018
Loss and damage, in the context of climate change, is associated with the particular impacts of climate change in developing countries vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, such as sea level rise and extreme weather events. In this article, Kavya Bajaj helps us understand the milestone developments that have taken place in various climate conferences regarding this controversial mechanism.
| October 29, 2018
Intensive research explorations are being carried out at TERI for hydrogen production from agri-residue woody biomass
| October 26, 2018
In a remote area of the Zunheboto district of Nagaland, village communities are creating community conserved areas to protect their forests. They are also working to put an end to hunting and unsustainable fishing. Author writes of the people’s creative efforts to develop bird and biodiversity-based ecotourism
| October 25, 2018
More than 40% of India's population is expected to reside in its urban centres by 2050 (UNDESA, 2014). While these rapidly expanding urban centres in India are seen as the engines of economic growth, they also face tremendous pressures on their civic infrastructure systems and issues of environmental degradation, air pollution, and increasing frequency of climate-induced events and disasters. It is, thus, now critical to relook at the ways in which we manage these challenges for enhancing the liveability of cities.
| October 24, 2018
Integration of smart grid technologies at the household level will ultimately help manage consumption and ensure least operating costs, lowering power bills
| October 23, 2018
Much before urban India, the country's rural population had endorsed LED-based solar lighting. Initiatives such as LaBL share the credit of boosting consumer confidence in such products.
Resurrection of Nalidixic Acid: Evaluation of Water-Based Nanoformulations as Potential Nanomedicine
| October 9, 2018
Resistance to quinolone antibiotics has been a serious problem ever since nalidixic acid was introduced into clinical medicine. Over time, resistance of pathogenic microbes to nalidixic acid led to the design of novel variants to revive its potential application. In the present work, a series of eight nanoformulations of nalidixic acid-based diacyl and sulfonyl acyl hydrazine derivatives were prepared.
| October 8, 2018
BACKGROUND Microalgae are among the most promising options for renewable fuel production in the future. Translating high laboratory yields to outdoor productivity has been a major challenge. Outdoor sunlight intensity is much greater than the saturation light intensities of algae. An open outdoor growth system design has been developed based on systematic distribution of sunlight to improve the productivity.